18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Pula
Fly + bus:  32​h
1
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h
2
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  36​h
End: Pula

3
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Shop till you drop at JahRoc Galleries and Moon Haven Natural Products. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Redgate Wines and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Juniper Margaret River (in Cowaramup), Augusta (Jewel Cave & Water wheel) and Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough). There's much more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, learn about winemaking at McHenry Hohnen Vintners, and identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Margaret River online vacation planner .

Pula, Croatia to Margaret River is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Western Standard Time is 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, Cowaramup, Cowaramup Bay, Meelup Beach
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Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Hobart Convict Penitentiary and Cascade Brewery will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Salamanca Arts Centre. Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, and take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hobart online attractions planner .

Getting from Margaret River to Hobart by combination of bus and flight takes about 12 hours. Traveling from Margaret River to Hobart, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in Hobart, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Richmond Gaol
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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary

2
nights
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then take in the exciting artwork at Kings Fine Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Freycinet National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Coles Bay, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kings Fine Art Gallery
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Coles Bay to Sydney takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, ferry, and train. In May, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Get some cultural insight at Valley of the Winds and Uluru. Museum-lovers will get to explore Walkatjara Art and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, trek along Kuniya Walk, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Sydney in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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